This week, Planned Parenthood (PP) forfeited $60 million in Title X tax funding instead of getting out of the abortion business. That was their share of a total $286 hundred million earmarked for family planning services.
The president’s Protect Life Rule prevents any entity that provides or refers for abortion from receiving Title X funds.
Is the President’s decision justified? Let’s take a summary look.
Title X dollars are fungible when it comes to abortion. For example, PP abortion facilities use it as a slush fund, spending the money on advertising, staffing, utilities, rent, office supplies or computers. These assets are used to facilitate both family planning services and abortion. The Protect Life Rule draws a bright line between family planning and the abortion industry by excluding entities that refer for or provide abortion.
Planned Parenthood had developed an end-run game around Title X money and the Hyde Amendment which prohibits tax dollars from funding abortion. It’s reported the organization will only refer women to another PP facility for an abortion, even if it’s hours away and a non-affiliated abortion center is nearby. So, PP collected Title X tax funding and then referred women to other PP abortion facilities that were paid to do the abortions.
Does Planned Parenthood need Title X funding to exist? These PP realities were compiled by Jeanneane Maxon, JD, with Charlotte Lozier Institute.
- According to their 2017/2018 annual report they have $1.9 billion in assets
- $1.6 billion in income, a 14% increase over the year before
- $245 hundred million in excess revenue over expenses, more than double the previous year
- $216 to $334 hundred million estimated income from abortion
- $244 hundred million in estimated Medicaid reimbursements
Does Planned Parenthood actually provide legitimate health care services to women? While the abortion giant continues to increase the number of abortions it commits – most recently 332,757 in a single year – according to a SBA/CLI statistical report, its non-abortion services have dramatically decreased.
- The number of unique patients has dropped 20%
- Total services are down 11%
- Preventive services of cancer screening, including pap smears and breast exams have declined a whopping 67%
- Contraception services are down 31%
- Prenatal services have dropped 78%
Planned Parenthood’s priority and major function is abortion.
Will women go without family planning services because Planned Parenthood no longer receives Title X funding?
According to Health and Human Services, Planned Parenthood’s fewer than 400 facilities that received Title X tax dollars represented less than 10% of the 4,000 sites that benefit from its family planning program.
Further, thousands of Community Health Care Centers throughout the nation far outnumber Planned Parenthood facilities and provide family planning in addition to a host of other medical services for women.
Women don’t need Planned Parenthood and they are better served by bona fide, more broad-based medical clinics. They aren’t the only winners. A majority of the American taxpayers also benefit.
Sincerely for LIFE,
President, Life Issues Institute
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Shut them down now this is outrageous and should not be tolerated in our country
“Thou Shall Not Kill.”
I’m thrilled! Why should we, taxpayers support an individual operating entity. Most of all my question is; when did abortion become a form of birth control? What happened to personal responsibility of a woman’s body? Where are adults who realize there care is their’s. How inept and immature to not choose to care for themselves. Please grow up! before your child does!
I love the article and plan to use the information provided when protesting abortion support by my state representatives.
Pray for an end to abortion and for the conversion of hearts.
Thank you this information! Hopefully all have seen the movie: Unplanned, “a true story of love, hope, & redemption”-National Review which I agree! This movie is based on a true story revealing “What Abby Johnson saw changed everything” & will help people realize that that Planned Parenthood has nothing to do with Women’s Rights, however, everything to do with their administrators making money from murdering babies!
Our prayers are being answered. Abortion is murder. We should not have to pay for something we do not believe in. The unborn babies are children of God and must always be protected. May God bless you for everything you are doing to help save God’s precious little ones who are so very helpless.
Thank you for exposing these atrocities being perfomed in the name of women’s “health”. These numbers show PP’s primary function: to dispose of unwanted babies, and sell the body parts.
i PRAY THAT ABORTION WILL BE DECLARED UNLAWFUL SOON. mAY A LIBERAL SUPREME COURT JUDGE RETIRE AND PRESIDENT TRUMP APPOINT ANOTHER GODLY PERSON WHO IS PRO LIFE !!!!!!
Who is tracking the fact that PP does not file Police Reports for apparent child abuse, even when the perpetrators return 5 or 6 times to have the same underaged children taken to PP for abortions?
I don’t know if the pending FBI report which Sen. Grassley has ordered will even address this issue.
God is the author of ALL LIFE, from conception to natural death. I thank God for all the brave elected officials and citizens crying out for the unborn, and pray many more will have an illumination of consciences to see the evil of Planned Parenthood. May God help America, and have mercy on us all.
Life is very precious!
I am celebrating the good news. I felt angry and depressed that our government was funding this horrible crime.
Abortion is destroying a living being that GOD
has created, abortion is a crime against our allmighty creator,